Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Engineering Physics
Glen P. Perram, PhD.
Variable-delay tunable optical delay line or optical buffers are critical for the development of all-optical networks components as well as interferometry and analytic instruments. Recent research on slow light may hold the key for the development of the first practical tunable optical delay device. In this research the linear dispersion delay effects in an alkali vapor. The hyperfine relaxation observations present insight into the complex bleach wave dynamics during a high-intensity pulsed pump in DPAL systems.
DTIC Accession Number
Anderson, Monte D., "Tunable Optical Delay in Doppler-Broadened Cesium Vapor" (2010). Theses and Dissertations. 1437.